In a major step towards carbon-free public transport, Mumbai is all set to launch hydrogen fuel buses by the end of this year. Olectra Greentech Limited (OGL) will develop these buses in collaboration with Reliance.
This move will help the Indian government achieve its carbon-free hydrogen goals.
The Unique Selling Point (USP) of these buses is that they generate only water as tailpipe emissions, which makes them an ideal replacement for old diesel and petrol buses.
Features of Hydrogen Fuel Buses
The upcoming hydrogen fuel buses in Mumbai can be refueled in just 15 minutes and can go up to 400 km without needing to refuel again.
This is really impressive because it takes about 3-4 hours to charge an electric vehicle battery for just a 250 km range. The hydrogen fuel buses will use type-4 hydrogen cylinders that are mounted on top of the bus and can withstand temperatures between -20°C and 85°C.
The bus is also pretty spacious, with a seating capacity of 32-49 passengers and a driver’s seat, and it has a low floor design for easy entry and exit.
These buses will definitely be a game-changer in terms of public transportation in Mumbai, and it’s exciting to see technology advancing to make our lives easier and more eco-friendly.
The upcoming hydrogen fuel buses in Mumbai are a great solution to reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
These buses will serve as a carbon-free alternative to traditional public transportation, making a significant impact on the city’s sustainability goals.
The best part is that they generate only water as tailpipe emissions, which means they will contribute to cleaner air and a healthier environment.
These buses will help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment. With a range of up to 400 km and a quick refuelling time of just 15 minutes, they are a promising alternative to traditional buses.